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Lori L. Solsma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting, Department Chair, and Director of the School of Accounting

Associate Professor Solsma joined the Zimpleman College of Business faculty in fall 2013. Previously she had been an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota. Solsma holds a BS in accounting and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Dakota. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi while teaching accounting courses as a graduate assistant for the University. Her primary research areas are in non-GAAP and other company disclosures.  She has presented her work at the American Accounting Association’s Annual meetings and published in the Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, the Journal of International Accounting Research, the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, the Accounting History Review, the International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, the Rocky Mountain Law Journal, among others. She is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She teaches courses in managerial accounting, advanced managerial accounting, financial accounting, and fraud examination. 

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-3106
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 330


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Mississippi
  • M.B.A., University of South Dakota
  • B.S., Accounting, University of South Dakota

Areas of Expertise

  • Non-GAAP disclosures
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